Scrum Master Scrum Master …

in London, Vereinigtes Königreich
Festanstellung, Vollzeit
Letzte Bewerbung, 16 Okt 21
in London, Vereinigtes Königreich
Festanstellung, Vollzeit
Letzte Bewerbung, 16 Okt 21
Scrum Master
The Research Solutions Strategic Business Unit (SBU) is focused on innovating the foundation of FactSet's product offering. By marrying robust content, intuitive applications, and innovative technology, we defend and grow our footprint across several key user classes including investment banking, sell-side research, buy-side research, private equity, portfolio managers, traders, capital markets, investor relations, and media. This SBU contains Core Applications (Universal Screening, Company & Security Analytics, Industry and Markets, Filings, Ownership, Research, News, Charting) and our industry leading Research Management Solutions (RMS) suite. The SBU closely partners with the Content and Platform Horizontals on strategy for FactSet Web, Mobile, and much of FactSet's content offering.

FactSet RMS Partners is a solution of configurable products which standardize, automate and streamline the process of writing and distributing research reports, increasing financial analyst productivity and decreasing time-to-market. The product is fully integrated into our clients' internal processes and allows for control of the end-to-end research production workflow.

Job Description:
We are committed to building effective cross-functional teams that focus on delivering value to the customer while striving for continuous improvement. The Scrum Master is a critical role in this transformation and will be responsible for coaching one or more development teams. An effective Scrum Master promotes attributes of a high functioning dedicated agile team, include perpetuating team dynamics of support and value driven delivery, protecting the teams from outside interference, removing impediments, facilitating Scrum rituals, driving continuous improvement and promoting healthy Agile practices within the teams and across the organization.

Attributes of a Highly Successful Candidate:
  • Servant Leader: Empathetic and effective leader that builds trust and focuses on the needs of the team
  • Facilitative: Effective listener, relies on observation and skills tool-kit to bring team members together, stimulate collaborative behaviors and discussion, drive successful conflict resolution
  • Assertive: Ensures Agile concepts and principles are followed while allowing maximum flexibility based on team needs that drive delivery of business value. Strong enough to act as objective voice of reason and authority, make the tough calls as part of a collaborative process with product management, development and leadership
  • Intuitive & Insightful: Ability to recognize issues and risks within the team or with outside teams, elevate as needed, and bring to resolution
  • Continuous Improvement Mindset: Challenges the team and greater organization to reflect and improve; as an individual motivated to learn new tools and techniques to accomplish this
  • Knowledgeable: Able to assess the team's agile maturity and coaches to higher levels of maturity at a pace that is sustainable and comfortable for the team and organization

  • Ensure Agile teams are practicing the core agile principles of collaboration, prioritization, team accountability, and visibility
  • Shields team from interference and helps to remove impediments
  • Helps the team become self-organized and cross-functional
  • Partner with Product Owner to manage backlog
  • Facilitates scrum/agile events
  • Work with team to identify capacity to ensure they can meet the sprint objectives
  • Progress reporting and sprint metrics for teams
  • Active participation in the maturation process of the Agile model and methodologies within the organization

Required Skills:
  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university
  • At least 5-7 years' experience working in a software development organization, preferably in an agile environment
  • Familiarity with one or more Agile methodologies such as Scrum, XP, Kanban
  • Scrum Master certified or a desire to obtain
  • Exceptional communication/interpersonal skills and organizational skills
  • Willingness to provide direct and honest feedback to team members
  • Excellent facilitation and mentoring skills
  • Ability to effectively interact with all layers of the organization
  • High level of motivation
  • Ability to work effectively in a team setting
  • Familiarity with development tools such as Jira and GitHub preferred
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